Posts categorised: Visits

Lodder Bonsai bv, Holland

This year we again found some stunning bonsai to buy from Lodder bonsai to add to our collections. It is such a pleasure to spend time pursuing through a few thousand trees selecting ones that catch your eye.

The Art of Lingnan Penjing Bonsai

The Chinese traditional Bonsai Art is that of Lingnan Penjing Bonsai and it enjoys a world wide reputation for its vigorous, elegant and unrestrained style of harmonious composition, as well as its very own special ‘Grow and Clip Method’. This approach is more natural and refined and tasteful and have continued to develop to this… Read more »

Yellow Mountains bonsai inspiration

Huangshan mountain (黄山) is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of the most stunning places we have had the pleasure to visit in our quest for bonsai inspiration.The weather is a crucial factor in any visit and we had the full range of dense cloud and fog through to brilliant sunshine and rainbows…. Read more »

Bonsai @ Kew 2015

If you haven’t visited Kew gardens then this is a great time to go as they have a range of activities during the festive season including seasonal illuminations otherwise book a trip for 2016 and see the Orchids in February or just pop along and check out the amazing trees as well as the bonsai house. 

Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai

The Yu Garden or Yu Yuan Gardens (豫園, s 豫园) in China were stunning, an amazing place to visit whilst touring around the country. The architecture was wonderful with traditional roof tops and decor to be admired and so much history it was inspiring to learn more about the cultural aspects of China here.

For lovers of Pines…

The main pines at Pinsongqiu, Daliang County, Shunde in China were that of Pinus massoniana (马尾松) which are commonly known as the Chinese red pine, Masson’s pine or horsetail pine. They are a species native to Taiwan, central and southern China and Hong Kong plus northern Vietnam. In their natural environment they grow at low altitudes… Read more »

Big Banyan Fig in Yangshuo

Whilst staying at one of the most idyllic hotels called the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat in Yangshuo, China we walked to visit the nearby tourist attractions and one of these included a majestic Banyan Tree of epic proportions. It is located around 6km southwest of Yangshuo and set alongside the Gulin Li River and is a… Read more »

Other species @ Pinsongqiu

This was a collection of bonsai that kept inspiring, because in addition to a stunning massive collection of the finest Pinus massoniana there was a wide variety of other tree species on display as bonsai too including Giant Redwoods! This collection was in the Daliang County of Shunde in China in a place called Pinsongqiu,… Read more »

Figs @Pinsongqiu

Here are a few more images from the Pine Garden ‘Pinsongqiu’ in China but focusing on the Figs that formed part of the stunning collection of Bonsai trees on display. The brick work pots were incredible and fascinating and a great way to showcase the roots of the figs to their advantage.